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American English: /tʃɪp/
British English: /tʃɪp/

Translation of chip in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 a chip off the old block
    de tal palo tal astilla
    to have a chip on one's shoulder
    ser un resentido
    Example sentences
    • Jabbing at the wood, they remove chips three to six inches tong.
    • Nests are lined with bark chips or wood shavings or are a shallow cup made of roots, leaves and other plant fibers.
    • The landowner gets quick cash, the company gets wood for chips, and workers at local sawmills get laid off.
    Example sentences
    • There were no obvious tool marks, chips or defects, and the finish was perfectly consistent down to the sudden transition at the base of every fold.
    • If you're not prepared to rigorously keep up that pristine appearance, then the ensuing scuff marks, chips and cracks are sadly all too obvious.
    • It's a good way to discover scratches, chips and dents early.
    1.2 (crack, break) there's a chip in this cup
    esta taza está desportillada or descascarillada
    esta taza está cascada (Río de la Plata)
    esta taza está saltada (Chile)
  • 2 (Cooking) 2.1 (wafer)banana chips
    (rodajas de plátano frito)
    patacones (masculine plural) (Colombia)
    potato chips (US)
    papas (feminine plural) fritas
    patatas (feminine plural) fritas (Spain)
    patatas (feminine plural) a la inglesa (Spain)
    2.2 (British) (French fry)
    papa (feminine) frita
    patata (feminine) frita (Spain)
    papa (feminine) a la francesa (Colombia) (Mexico)
    to be as cheap as chips
    estar tirados or regalados
    estar botados de precio (Andes)
    (before noun) (basket/pan)
    para freír papas
    para freír patatas (Spain)
    Example sentences
    • Usually I don't eat potato but fish without chips by the sea would be silly and my son eats most of them.
    • Stir again then serve with potatoes, chips, rice or pasta.
    • Low-fat oven chips are both less hassle to cook and significantly lower in calories than conventional, deep-fried chips.
  • 3 (counter) (Games) they used it as a bargaining chip in the negotiations
    lo usaron de baza en las negociaciones
    to be in the chips (US)
    estar rico or boyante
    to cash in one's chips [colloquial] [humorous]
    estirar la pata [colloquial] [humorous]
    diñarla (Spain) [colloquial] [humorous]
    to have had one's chips (British) [colloquial]you've had your chips, mate
    la jodiste, hermano [vulgar]
    I thought I'd had my chips when the cable snapped
    creí que me había llegado la hora cuando se rompió el cable
    when the chips are down [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • That was a mercenary term for a poker game with fake chips, one just played for relaxation.
    • I thought maybe he'd taken a sudden interest in sewing but no - he intends to use them as gambling chips for poker games over at the other hotel.
    • A poker player with lots of chips can force the game.
  • 4 (Computing, Electronics)
    Example sentences
    • You find semiconductors at the heart of microprocessor chips as well as transistors.
    • Current integrated circuits, or computer chips, contain about 100 million transistors each.
    • The paper describes the proper structure for a new kind of metal electrode to accompany novel insulating materials in transistors on computer chips.
  • 5 (Sport) 5.1 (in soccer)
    bombita (feminine) (pase o tiro corto por encima de un jugador contrario)
    Example sentences
    • More often than not you'll leave the next shot short with your chip or putt, and you'll probably be long with the next.
    • He hit a poor tee shot, required two chips to find the green and then two-putted from 10 feet.
    • If a player gets too aggressive on a downhill putt on one of those greens, his next shot could be a chip or a pitch from the fairway.
    5.2chip (shot)
    (in golf) chip (masculine) (golpe corto y seco que permite acceder al green)
    (in tennis) toque (masculine)

transitive verb present participle chipping past tense, past participle chipped

  • 1 1.1 (damage)
    romper un trocito de
    the paint got chipped
    la pintura se saltó or se desconchó
    Example sentences
    • A small hand shovel was leaning against the dirt wall in front of him and Eron picked it up and began chipping away portions of the wall.
    • That afternoon I'd chipped my own pieces off the Wall.
    • A second test involves chipping small sections of concrete from the floor in several areas.
    Example sentences
    • Bollards look unsightly with their paints all chipped off.
    • The lock had the appearance of a half - rusted mailbox; the wall it belonged to also owned a door with most of the paint chipped off.
    • Tables were overturned, the wood chipped off in jagged points with their legs snapped off and gnawed on.
    1.2 (cut, break)
    I chipped off the old plaster
    quité el yeso viejo quebrándolo or rompiéndolo
    I chipped a piece (of wood/stone) off the block
    saqué un trozo (de madera/piedra) picando el bloque
    Example sentences
    • This would be repeated until the rock was chipped down to the approximate size and shape of one of the few dozen letters in the flatumm alphabet.
    • Once cooled, the outer clay is chipped away and the carbonized core reamed out, with the casting filed and chased.
    • It took three or four weekends to chip enough stone for one weekend's block laying.
  • 3 (in golf, tennis, soccer)
    (levantar la pelota mediante un golpe corto y preciso)
    Example sentences
    • At the far end, Kanu shimmies outside the box, makes room for a shot and tries to chip the ball into the top left-hand corner.
    • The president was in the small putting green outside the Oval Office chipping golf balls and whining - he did this a lot - to his aides.
    • Beckham adroitly chips a dangerous ball into the box - who does he think he is, Zidane?

intransitive verb present participle chipping past tense, past participle chipped

  • (china/cup)
    cascarse (Río de la Plata)
    saltarse (Chile)
    to chip off

Phrasal verbs

chip away

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (remove)
2verb + adverb 2.1 (destroy gradually) [colloquial]to chip away at somethingthey chipped away at his authority
fueron minando or socavando su autoridad
2.2 (come off)

chip in

verb + adverb [colloquial]
1 (speak)
meter (la) cuchara [colloquial]
2 (contribute) if we all chip in
si todos ponemos algo or contribuimos con algo
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